Assistant Vice President for Global Affairs

University of Connecticut
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    Storrs, Connecticut
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    Aug 13

Position description

The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) provides university-wide leadership to build and sustain global education at the University of Connecticut. We service international students and scholars; nurture strategic global partnerships; create and manage student, faculty, and staff mobility programs; promote collaborative international research; develop curricula designed to build global competency; and deliver educational and professional services that support sustainable economic and social development. See:

Since its establishment in 2012, the OGA has worked with academic and administrative units on all UConn campuses to ensure that the University has clearly defined policies and procedures for its activities abroad. Our mission is to produce quality programs while mitigating risk for faculty, staff, and students. Global Affairs aims to ensure that all University international teaching, learning, research, and service activities are compliant to state, federal, and host country's laws and regulations with priority for our community's safety.

Global Affairs designs learning outcome assessments for international students, and for education abroad programs. We collect, analyze, and disseminate data related to student success and program evaluation. We will build a central database which contains core Global Affairs program data and information for monitoring and evaluating progress on our strategic plan, for compliance, and for communication inside UConn and around the world.


Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Global Affairs, the Assistant Vice President for Global Affairs is a member of the senior leadership team under the Vice President for Global Affairs. Core responsibilities include OGA/University leadership related to international risk management and the oversight of OGA data/information systems.

The OGA Assistant Vice President will work with all UConn campus units to ensure the implementation of global safety, security, and risk related policies and procedures; will ensure university's duty of care during international travel; and will be responsible for leading the review of faculty, staff, and student travel to high-risk countries and regions.

The OGA Assistant Vice President will develop a unit data management system and implement specific assessment systems to: 1) evaluate the student and faculty impact of their education abroad experiences; 2) better understand how UConn international students are performing academically and experiencing their overseas study; and 3) work with the Global Training and Development Institute to further develop OGA management and evaluation systems.

Working with the OGA leadership team, the Assistant Vice President will also help build UConn Global Strategic Partnerships, a core aspect of our strategic plan, and work on special projects, as assigned. They will coordinate activities enforcing University policies and implementing procedures on risk assessment and management with colleges, schools, compliance units, UConn Health, and others on campus. They will work closely with the Office of the Vice President of Research, Procurement Office, and others to ensure compliance to all federal and state laws and regulations, and university policies and procedures.


  1. Earned terminal degree in research methodology, measurement, assessment, and evaluation, psychometrics, statistics, law, or related fields
  2. At least five years working in higher education administration, preferably in international education, institutional research, risk assessment and management, and/or program assessment;
  3. Demonstrated mastery proficiency in statistical software;
  4. Experiences serving on various institutional tasks forces and university-wide committees, and demonstrated support and connection with the units across the institution;
  5. Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills; and
  6. Demonstrated diplomatic communication skills and experiences with diverse campus constituents.


  1. Seven or more years working in higher education administration, preferably in international education, institutional research, risk assessment and management, and/or program assessment.


This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary will be commensurate with candidate credentials and experience. A full benefits package, including health insurance and retirement plan, is provided.


Interested candidates should apply online via UConn Jobs (, Staff Positions, Search #2020038. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of names and contact information for three professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020038).

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 6 , 2019.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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